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Electric service to one of downtown Binghamton's tallest buildings was knocked out following a reported transformer explosion.
‘Closed for business’: Sheriff’s office places yard sign at home after drug bust Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Authorities in North Carolina are opting for a very blatant way of letting customers know that drug houses have been busted.
A line of thunderstorms brought the threat of isolated tornadoes, heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and lightning to the Charlotte, NC area Friday.
The Carolinas are hoping to thaw out after an icy mix left roads covered and impassable in many areas.
Power outage still affecting about 400 Pee Dee area customers Monday afternoon | WBTW Open Navigation Close Navigation
FLORENCE COUNTY (WBTW) — Power has been restored to a majority of Duke Energy and Pee Dee Electric Cooperative customers who lost service Saturday night and Sunday morning when a winter storm covered parts of the region with a layer of ice. As of 2:45 p.m. Monday, only about 400 customers remained without power in […]
First Warn forecaster Larry Sprinkle is tracking the threat of possible snow showers in the Charlotte region after a winter storm dumped sleet & ice on Sunday.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.